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File #: 22-00274    Version: 1
Type: Departmental Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/24/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 4/5/2022 Final action: 4/5/2022
Title: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the 2015 Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) Final Report and Climate Action Program Updates, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Receive and file the 2015 ECAP Final Report and 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory; b) Update the County's carbon reduction goals by: i) Adopting the goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 or sooner, as feasible; and ii) Updating the interim 2030 goal from 50% reduction below 2007 levels to 50% net reduction from current (2018) levels; c) Provide direction to staff regarding implementation of early climate actions; and d) Determine that the recommended actions do not constitute a project and are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(2), as they involve continuing administrative actions. When projects and programs proceed to implementation, they may be subject to environmental review under CEQA. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION: POLICY
Sponsors: COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A ECAP Final Report, 3. Attachment B Early Climate Actions, 4. Public Comment - Mr. Caldwell, 5. Public Comment - Mr. Woodbridge, 6. Public Comment - SB CAN, 7. Public Comment - Sierra Club, 8. Public Comment - Group 1, 9. Public Comment - Community Environmental Council, 10. Presentation, 11. Minute Order

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HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding the 2015 Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) Final Report and Climate Action Program Updates, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.)

 

a) Receive and file the 2015 ECAP Final Report and 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory;

 

b) Update the County’s carbon reduction goals by:

 

i) Adopting the goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 or sooner, as feasible; and

 

ii) Updating the interim 2030 goal from 50% reduction below 2007 levels to 50% net reduction from current (2018) levels;

 

c) Provide direction to staff regarding implementation of early climate actions; and

 

d) Determine that the recommended actions do not constitute a project and are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(2), as they involve continuing administrative actions. When projects and programs proceed to implementation, they may be subject to environmental review under CEQA.

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICY